Billy Walsh

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Katie Taylor with her manager Brian Peters. “She wanted to get going quickly because that’s the way she is,” said Peters. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The move from amateur to professional boxing has been swift for Ireland’s best-known boxer Katie Taylor. And according to her camp, it is very much t(...)

Ireland’s Paddy Barnes after exiting the Rio Olympics. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Two-time Olympic bronze medallist Paddy Barnes has confirmed he is turning professional and leaving amateur boxing behind. Barnes explained he was se(...)

Men’s bantamweight quarter final betweek Mchael Conlan (red) and Vladimir Nikitin (blue). Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Questionable judging in the Olympics denied Irish boxers at least three medals, according to their team psychologist. Sports psychologist Gerry Huss(...)

Billy Walsh believes that both Shakur Stevenson (red) and Michael Conlan are destined to make it to the top echelons of professional boxing. Photograph: Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images

Although Billy Walsh’s name has been linked to a vacancy within the Irish Institute of Sport with director Gary Keegan leaving in September after eigh(...)

Britain’s Nicola Adams lands a right against France’s  Sarah Ourahmoune during the women’s flyweight fina. Adams retained her gold medal. Photograph: Peter Cziborra/Reuters

Nicola Adams cruised into the history books by becoming the first British boxer to retain an Olympic title in 92 years at Rio Centro on Saturday. The(...)

Michael Conlan was devastated  following his defeat to Vladimir Nikitin of Russia. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Before the Olympic Opening ceremony had even taken place Irish coaches Zaur Antia, Eddie Bolger and John Conlan slipped out of the Rio hotel where the(...)

 Estelle Mossely of France: She  has replaced Katie Taylor as light middleweight Olympic champion after a split-decision win over Junhua Yin of China. Photograph: Valdrin Xhemaj/EPA

Four years on, there is still a tricolour paraded around the boxing arena after gold medal fight of the women’s light middleweight division. But this (...)

A bloodied Vladimir Nikitin after his quarter-final victory over Ireland’s Michael Conlan. Photograph: Peter Cziborra/Reuters

American Shakur Stevenson will face Cuba’s Robeisy Ramirez in Saturday’s bantamweight gold medal bout after Russia’s Vladimir Nikitin was earlier rule(...)

 Michael John Conlan of Ireland and Vladimir Nikitin of Russia during their Bantam 56kg quarterfinal match. Photograph: EPA

The Russian boxer who controversially knocked Michael Conlan out of the Olympics on Tuesday has reportedly been left unable to compete in his semi-fin(...)

 Russia’s Evgeny Tishchenko won gold in the heavyweight competition after receiving a highly favourable judging decision against Vassiliy Levit  of Kazakhstan. Photograph: Reuters/Peter Cziborra

TISCHENKO v LEVIT: Russia’s Evgeny Tischenko was given a unanimous decision win over Vassilly Levit of Kazakhstan in the men’s heavyweight gold medal(...)

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